Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away on February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his mission to the moon. He was 85 years old.
It’s official. The Smithsonian’s crowdfunding campaign to preserve and display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit ended early this morning. And it was such a huge success, they’ll be restoring Alan Shepard’s suit as well.
Before an American even reached space, the public was already asking what would come next. The space age artists and designers who were dreaming up what was in store for the astronauts of tomorrow were happy to oblige.
In doing so, he secured himself what is hands down the greatest golf story ever told, not to mention the record for longest drive in history — which, if calculations are to be believed, could well have exceeded 2.5 miles, with a hangtime of around 70 seconds. How's that for a long drive?
Forty years ago today, Apollo 14 completed the third successful lunar landing in human history. As the lunar module Antares took off, astronaut Edgar Mitchell snapped a bunch of photographs that have now created this amazing image of their landing site. But this is just a part of the entire mosaic, which reveals their…
Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard famously took a golf ball along with him to the Moon, making him the first person to play golf on another world. But just how far did his shot travel? One physicist has the answer.
This is Alan Shepard being lifted to a Navy's helicopter from his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule after a 15-minute suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. He became America's first astronaut 48 years ago today.